Women with pre-existing Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) have an increased risk of complications in pregnancy.

Gestational Diabetes mellitus (GDM) can be defined as carbohydrate intolerance of variable severity with onset or first recognition during pregnancy.

We have included here the newly updated protocol for diabetes in pregnancy.

There is more information on NHS inform for gestational diabetesand on nhs choices here. Hope you find these useful.

If you have a positive glucose tolerance test, You will be given an appointment to attend the 'diabetes in pregnancy' clinic.

Here is more information:


What next ?

After the test you will receive a telephone call with your result to confirm you have Gestational diabetes.

You will be required to attend an education session the following Monday at the Antenatal Clinic, Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy. The session takes place in the parent craft room between 9.20 am – 11.00 am. You are welcome to bring along your partner or friend. Please do not bring children with you as we have no play area or childcare facilities.

 We are aware that coming to clinic regularly throughout pregnancy is not always practical and we would like a more flexible approach to help you manage your diabetes throughout your pregnancy.

 It would be helpful if possible prior to you attending this group to be able to

  1. Have smart phone

    2.  Download the AgaMatrix App

   3.   Have access to email

  1. Be agreeable to email your blood

Glucose results by 12 noon on Monday morning.

 If this is not possible it is not essential, as you will be reviewed regularly in the clinic.

Some women have certain risk factors for gestational diabetes, if one of these factors are present you will be offered a random blood glucose test at first booking appointment, this is just a blood test taken when all the booking bloods are taken 

(see a guide to screening tests in pregnancy).

 If 2 or more factors are present you will be given an appointment for a fasting blood glucose test between 24-28 weeks at daycare unit.

BMI more than 30kg/m²

Previous macrosomic baby weighing 4.5kg or more

Family history of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes (Parent or sibling)

Family origin with high prevalence of Diabetes:

South Asian (India, Pakistan or Bangladesh)

Black Caribbean

Middle Eastern (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon or Egypt).

 Here is the copy of the diabetes in pregnancy protocols






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